Freedom of speech

Protesters rally outside Delaware's Statehouse on Friday, May 1, 2020, in Dover, Del., a demonstration organized by a group called Delawareans Against Excessive Quarantine to demand that Gov. John Carney lift restrictions he has imposed on businesses and individuals in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus. A similar rally was held outside the state office building in Wilmington. Carney said the protesters had a right to express their opinion, but that he would have hoped they were more appreciative and supportive of what state officials have done in responding to the virus. (AP Photo/Randall Chase)
May 01, 2020 - 5:31 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Delaware is latest state with anti-lockdown protest...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, Chinese Foreign Ministry new spokesman Zhao Lijian gestures as he speaks during a daily briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing. From Asia to Africa, London to Berlin, Chinese envoys have set off diplomatic firestorms with a combative defense whenever their country is accused of not acting quickly enough to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
April 24, 2020 - 2:04 am
BEIJING (AP) — From Asia to Africa, London to Berlin, Chinese envoys have set off diplomatic firestorms with a combative defense whenever their country is accused of not acting quickly enough to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. They belong to a new generation of “Wolf Warrior” diplomats...
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In this April 3, 2020 photo, a journalist wears a protective face mask and gloves as he films during a socially-distanced press event with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in the Coyoacan district of Mexico City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The economic impact of the new coronavirus has reached the media in Mexico, several of which have told their staffs of upcoming wage adjustments, some up to 50%. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
April 21, 2020 - 2:19 am
PARIS (AP) — Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders is sounding the alarm that the coronavirus pandemic poses a threat for press freedom around the world. In its annual evaluation of global media freedoms, the group warned Tuesday that the health crisis could serve as an excuse for governments “...
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Passengers from Wuhan stand in lines designating where they will quarantine in Beijing, China, on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Wuhan, the city at the center of the global coronavirus epidemic, lifted a 76-day lockdown and allowed people to leave for destinations across China. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil)
April 17, 2020 - 12:28 am
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Wuhan raises number of COVID-19 deaths by 1,290. —...
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April 14, 2020 - 8:16 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s highest court ruled on Wednesday that a search warrant at the center of a national storm over press freedom was invalid. News Corp. journalist Annika Smethurst went to the High Court to overturn the warrant that was executed on her Canberra home in June last...
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This image provided by Alliance Defending Freedom shows the sign for parking lot church services outside of Temple Baptist Church in Greenville, Miss., on April 9, 2020. The Justice Department has weighed in on a local Mississippi case involving a church that says its religious freedoms were violated. Temple Baptist in Greenville has been holding drive-in services for congregants during the coronavirus outbreak. (Alliance Defending Freedom via AP)
April 14, 2020 - 3:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department took the rare step on Tuesday of weighing in on the side of a Mississippi Christian church where local officials had tried to stop Holy Week services broadcast to congregants sitting in their cars in the parking lot. As the coronavirus pandemic spread,...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin wearing a protective suit enters a hall during his visit to the hospital for coronavirus patients in Kommunarka, outside Moscow, Russia. Russian authorities declared a war on "fake news" related to the new coronavirus. The crusade was triggered by what looked like a real disinformation campaign, but as the outbreak in Russia picked up speed and criticism of the Kremlin's "it is under control" stance mounted, the authorities cracked down on social media users doubting the official numbers and news outlets questioning the government's response to the epidemic. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
April 01, 2020 - 1:27 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Two weeks ago, an opposition-leaning radio station in Russia interviewed political analyst Valery Solovei, who alleged the government was lying when it said no one had died in the country from the coronavirus. Solovei told radio station Echo Moskvy at least 1,600 people might have...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 file photo, a member of an honor guard wears a face mask as he stands guard in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. On Wednesday, March 17, 2020, China announced that it will revoke the media credentials of American journalists at three major U.S. news organizations, in effect expelling them from the country, in response to new U.S. restrictions on Chinese state-controlled media. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
March 18, 2020 - 1:38 am
BEIJING (AP) — At least 13 American journalists stand to be expelled from China in retaliation for a new limit imposed by the Trump administration on visas for Chinese state-owned media operating in the U.S. The Chinese government announced Wednesday that Americans working at three major U.S...
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FILE - In this March, 1, 2020, file photo, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a news conference in presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. Squabbling Afghan presidential rivals threatened to declare themselves president in dueling ceremonies Monday, March 9, 2020, throwing plans for intra-Afghan negotiations into chaos. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
March 09, 2020 - 5:59 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's rival leaders were each sworn in as president in separate ceremonies on Monday, throwing plans for negotiations with the Taliban into chaos and creating a dilemma for the United States as it figures out how to move its peace deal with the Taliban forward. The...
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In this Feb. 25, 2020, photo, a resident wearing a mask walks outside a closed school with a mural depicting keywords including at right "Rule of law" in Beijing. Chinese schools turning to online learning during a virus outbreak are running into the country's ubiquitous and often arbitrary internet censorship. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
March 03, 2020 - 11:07 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Less than 30 minutes into a lecture on bioinformatics, Chu Xinjian's class was abruptly cut short. It was the first day of an unusual semester. Across China, schools are shut indefinitely in a bid to contain a new virus that has killed some 3,000 people. Chu's class was one of tens...
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